Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis wasn’t able to contribute in the team’s first postseason berth in 15 seasons. Markakis was sidelined with a broken thumb on September 8 against the Yankees and was seen standing alongside skipper Buck Showalter throughout the duration of the playoffs.
Eager to return and contribute, Markakis has already reported to the O’s spring training facility in Sarasota, Florida. According to MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli, Markakis is joined by Matt Wieters and Brian Roberts and are being overseen by Bowie Baysox manager Gary Kendall.
Wieters and Roberts live relatively close to Spring Training, but Markakis’ offseason home is in Monkton, Maryland.
Pitchers and catchers aren’t due to report for another month. It’s nice to see that the O’s are serious about getting back to the playoffs in 2013.